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Michael J. Fox

Highest Rated:   100% Mr Calzaghe (2015)
Lowest Rated:   20% Life with Mikey (1993)
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Birthplace:   Edmonton, Alberta
Born June 9th, 1961, Michael J. Fox made his television debut in Vancouver at the age of 15. Three years later, he moved to the U.S., living in spartan conditions until he was able to get his green card. Things started breaking for Fox in 1980, when he made his simultaneous American TV and movie bow, winning a regular role on the weekly series Palmerstown, U.S.A. and a supporting part in the theatrical film Midnight Madness. Previously billed as Michael Fox, the actor was compelled by the Screen Actors Guild to add the "J" to his name to avoid confusion with an older character actor who went by the same name. At 5'4", the baby-faced Fox was able to play adolescents and teenagers well into his twenties; during the early stages of his career, however, his height lost him as many roles as he won. Fox had sold all his furniture and was subsisting on macaroni and cheese at the time he won his star-making role as junior conservative Alex P. Keaton on the long-running (1982-1989) sitcom Family Ties. Before the series ran its course, Fox had won three Emmys, one of them for an unforgettable "one-man show" in which his character soliloquized over the suicide of a close friend. Fox's movie career caught fire after he replaced Eric Stoltz in the role of time-traveling teen Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985), an enormous hit which spawned two sequels. Not all of Fox's subsequent movie projects were so successful -- although several of them, notably The Secret of My Success (1987) and Casualties of War (1989), were commendable efforts that expanded Fox's range. In later years, the actor seemed to be have difficulty finding the vehicle that would put him back on top, although he continued to keep busy. In the fall of 1996, Fox returned to television in the ABC sitcom Spin City, in which he starred as Michael Flaherty, the Deputy Mayor of New York City. That same year, he could also be seen in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! and Peter Jackson's The Frighteners. In 1999, the diminutive actor lent his talents to another wee character, voicing the title role of Stuart Little for the film adaptation of E.B. White's beloved children's book about a walking, talking mouse. Married to actress Tracy Pollan since 1988 -- she played his long-time girl friend on Family Ties -- Fox credited her with helping him survive his battle with Parkinson's Disease, with which he was diagnosed in 1991. Fox voiced a variety of animated characters throughout the 2000s, and appeared on TV shows including CBS' The Good Wife and the FX drama Rescue Me,

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet A.R.C.H.I.E.
  • A.R.C.H.I.E.
2016
100% Mr Calzaghe
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Back In Time
  • Actor
2015
27% Annie
  • As Himself
$58.7M 2014
50% Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
  • Actor
$3.6k 2013
No Score Yet The Accidental Advocate
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Magic 7
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild
  • Stuart Little
2006
No Score Yet 50 Watt Fuse
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet GE Smith - 50 Watt Fuse
  • Actor
2006
81% Stuart Little 2
  • Stuart Little
$64.8M 2002
No Score Yet Interstate 60
  • Mr. Baker
2002
49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire
  • Milo Thatch
$83.6M 2001
66% Stuart Little
  • Stuart Little
1999
No Score Yet Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen's
  • Actor
1997
52% Mars Attacks!
  • Jason Stone
1996
62% The Frighteners
  • Frank Bannister
1996
53% Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco
  • Chance
1996
90% The American President
  • Lewis Rothschild
1995
43% Blue in the Face
  • Peter
1995
No Score Yet Coldblooded
  • Producer
  • Tim Alexander
1995
No Score Yet Cold Blooded
  • Actor
1995
44% Don't Drink the Water
  • Axel Magee
1994
29% Greedy
  • Daniel
1994
100% Where the Rivers Flow North
  • Clayton Farnsworth
1994
32% For Love or Money
  • Doug Ireland
1993
20% Life with Mikey
  • Michael Chapman
1993
89% Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey
  • Chance
1993
No Score Yet James Cagney: En la Cima del Mundo
  • Host
1993
No Score Yet Shelley Duvall's Bedtime Stories
  • Actor
1992
73% Doc Hollywood
  • Ben Stone
1991
74% The Hard Way
  • Nick Lang
1991
No Score Yet Secrets of the 'Back to the Future' Trilogy
  • Actor
1991
No Score Yet Remember Pearl Harbor
  • Actor
1991
74% Back to the Future Part III
  • Marty McFly
1990
84% Casualties of War
  • Eriksson
1989
63% Back to the Future Part II
  • Marty McFly
1989
61% Bright Lights, Big City
  • Jamie Conway
1988
No Score Yet The Return of Bruno
  • Actor
1988
58% The Secret of My Success
  • Carlton Whitfield
1987
58% Light of Day
  • Joe Rasnick
1987
100% Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam
  • Narrator
1987
No Score Yet Bob Hope Buys NBC?
  • Actor
1985
47% Teen Wolf
  • Scott Howard
1985
96% Back to the Future
  • Marty McFly
$3M 1985
No Score Yet Poison Ivy
  • Dennis Baxter
1985
No Score Yet High School U.S.A.
  • Jay-Jay Manners
1983
75% Class of 1984
  • Arthur
1982
No Score Yet Midnight Madness
  • Scott
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016
  • Actor
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Louis J. Canning Louis Canning
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
70% The Michael J. Fox Show
2013-2014
  • Executive Producer
  • Mike Henry
  • Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet Dateline NBC
1992
  • Appearing
  • 2012
96% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
  • Michael J. Fox
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000
  • Michael J. Fox
  • 2011
No Score Yet Rescue Me
2004-2011
  • Dwight
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Daniel Post
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2006
No Score Yet Scrubs
2001-2010
  • Dr. Kevin Casey
  • 2004
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1991

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